The late Perry’s story of aristocratic murder culminates in the revelation of an unexpected perpetrator.
By Anne Perry ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 12, 2023
Elena Standish is sent to Wyndham Hall, an unlikely place, to investigate the murder of a former MI6 spy, John Repton. Peter Howard, her superior, has tasked her and James Allenby to pose as a couple and ask discreet questions to uncover the truth. It appears that the motive for Repton’s death is political, as Sir David Wyndham has donated to Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts and his wife, Lady Griselda, is close to Edward, Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson.
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Furthermore, Robert Hastings, the local MP, has been accused of improper sexual advances by his aide, Timothy Rogers, and Lady Griselda has suggested Algernon Miller as a replacement. This makes the assignment especially difficult for Elena, as her sister’s beau, Geoffrey Baden, is an admirer of Mosley’s and her sister believes any caution Elena takes is a sign of jealousy.
Pub Date: Sept. 12, 2023
Page Count: 304
Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023